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Volunteering can save you money?

Hello fellow money nerds!

This week is always tricky for me because our kids’ school has half days on Monday and Tuesday and no school on Wednesday (naturally, Thursday and Friday are off). I don’t know if it’s because I’m now the parent or if I forgot, but kids don’t go to school a lot. There are a ton of holidays and half-days built into the schedule.

It’s wild.

Anyway, today’s articles have no theme other than I really enjoyed them all and I hope you do too!

7 Ways Volunteering Can Save You Money [The Dollar Stretcher] – “There are those who see volunteering as just giving your time for free, and while that’s essentially the premise, there’s a lot more to it than that. Depending on the circumstances, volunteering can actually save you money, which means not only are you giving back, but you’re also doing a little something for yourself in the process.”

How to Find Motivation to Save Money When You’re Surrounded by Reckless Spenders [Modern Frugality] – “It takes some serious willpower to forgo instant gratification for a long term reward. Saving money is hard enough. But when you’re surrounded by reckless spenders, the task becomes even tougher. Whilst you’re updating your budget spreadsheet, trying out different investing courses to become more financially stable, and generally fighting the urge to spend money recklessly, your friends are living their best lives, burning through money like there’s no tomorrow and giving you a serious case of FOMO.”

The 5 Types of Market Crash Predictions [A Wealth of Common Sense] – “JP Morgan put out a research note last week that named names of people who have called for a crash scenario in the past decade: […] Reading through these got me thinking about the different types of market crash calls. There has been such a huge influx of crash calls because of the 2008 debacle it seems only fair that we break these down by the motivating force behind these dire predictions.”

The 50 Best Nonfiction Books of the Past 25 Years [Slate] – “Slate’s books team selects the definitive works of reporting, memoir, and argument of the past quarter-century.”

How many have you read? (me? zero. Zero! I’ll have to fix that over the holidays)

Enjoy the rest of your day!